Pupils at a Moorlands school are set to be able to enjoy a new outdoor space thanks to a donation from a building society. The Early Years Playground at St Giles Primary School in Cheadle is currently having a revamp after a £2,000 donation from the Cheadle branch of Leek United Building Society was given to the school.
Pupils at a Moorlands school are set to be able to enjoy a new outdoor space thanks to a donation from a building society.
The Early Years Playground at St Giles Primary School in Cheadle is currently having a revamp after a £2,000 donation from the Cheadle branch of Leek United Building Society was given to the school.
Branch manager Lynne Ransome said: “We have worked with the school for many years, and they have always welcomed our visits to talk to the children about money and savings, and the role we play at the local building society.
“The school approached us back in February of this year setting out their aspirations to significantly improve the Early Years playground.
“Prior to development, the land lay in ruins, overgrown with nettles, muddy and uneven, so unsafe to play on.
“There had historically been very limited grounds that were safe to play on, so we were keen to give support towards something which would provide much needed green space and facilities for the children to socialise and get active.
“The playground is on private school property, however, it will be open to the church (which is also on the school grounds), so activities like Brownies, Cubs, Scouts as well as Church Fayre’s will be able to take advantage of the new facilities and will extend its use beyond just those that attend the school.”
Lynne added: “At Leek United we’re committed to giving back to the communities we serve and could see this project as something which would make a positive difference for generations to come.
“Work is still underway, but already the children have a much improved setting to encourage physical and social activity, which has been lacking until now.”
We are the only family run, independent newspaper and magazine business in Staffordshire, established 1896. We are home to three weekly newspapers – The Cheadle and Tean Times (aka The Stunner), The Uttoxeter Echo and The Leek & Moorlands Echo.
We also produce Peeps into the Past, a bi-monthly nostalgic glimpse into our photographic archives, and three bi-monthly glossy lifestyle magazines – Stone and Eccleshall Life, Leek Life and Newcastle Life.
T. 01538 752214 or 753162
18 Tape Street, Cheadle, Staffs ST10 1BD
T. 01889 562479
5 Church Street, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 8AG (Uttoxeter Office is a postal address only) CURRENT OPENING TIMES
Mon & Tues 9am-11am